From the Garden to the Kitchen
Yardboy, I’ve been in a bread-making mood lately. But not the yeast raised breads, which take so much time, but the breads leavened quickly, by baking soda. That way, I can still get out in the gardens to ready the soil for planting. Here’s really good soda bread that is as nice looking as it is good tasting.
MY FAVORITE SODA BREAD
You know how soda breads can be dry? Not this one – it’s nice and moist and incredibly flavorful. Addictive served warm from the oven.
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 stick real butter, softened
1/2 cup dried cranberries, currants, raisins or whatever dried fruit you like
1 cup full fat sour cream
Milk for brushing
Preheat oven to 375.Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add raisins, caraway and sour cream. Beat until blended. Form into mound-shaped circle on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with milk. Bake 45-55 minutes.
-Rita Heikenfeld, CCP / Herbalist www.abouteating.com